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Refresh your vocabulary with new, fun review exercises!

New Improved Review!

It’s time for spring cleaning and a fresh start! So get back into learning a language by brushing up on your vocabulary. Give our new review exercises a try – they make testing your language skills even more fun!

More fun and effective exercises

Our new review exercises will make your tests even more fun and effective. We have made some of them a little more challenging to improve your learning progress!

Increasing the number of possible answers in the vocabulary exercises:

vocabulary exercises:

Showing the answers one at a time in the drag and drop exercises:

 drag and drop exercises:

Building several phrases in one exercise, to practise your sentence structure:

 sentence structure

The new formats are designed to improve your vocabulary, spelling and sentence structure. What’s more, we have introduced more varied exercises as well as improved sounds. To help you remember the correct answer, it is now repeated automatically in certain exercise types after you have chosen your answer.

Improved Review Summary and My Mistakes

We have also redesigned our Review Summary page so that, once you finish a test, you will be able to clearly see the vocabulary you know, as well as those phrases you are more rusty on.

And Premium MembersPremium Membership get even more benefits! Correct your mistakes right away to stop the bugs from eating your language garden and choose which skills you want to practise in your Customised Review! Now you have the choice to specify whether your review is based on Vocabulary, Spelling, Sentence Structure, or any combination of the 3!

Upgrade to Premium now, from only 4.99 EUR per month!

Now there’s no excuse not to study, try out the new review exercises and boost your language skills!

New: learn Japanese with busuu.com!

To celebrate the New Year, you can now learn Japanese for free on busuu.com!

Japanese is the mother tongue of over 130 million people and the 10th most spoken language in the world.

Japanese Course

It’s easy to learn too (it doesn’t use genders, articles or plurals)! To make it even easier, we offer our content in the Latin alphabet in addition to the Japanese script. As usual, you can listen to the pronunciation of the vocabulary words. Premium MembersPremium Member also have access to the audio of our key phrases and dialogues. This, in combination with the Latin transcription, will sharpen your understanding of the Japanese pronunciation.

When starting to learn Japanese, it’s best to start with Hiragana, which is a basic Japanese alphabet that represents a specific sound. Each sound does not have any meaning by itself. On busuu.com we teach Hiragana to introduce you to the Japanese language. Learning Hiragana alongside with the Latin transcription, you will be able to have a perfect conversation in Japanese.

Learn Japanese

So learn over 3,000 Japanese words and key phrases on busuu.com and try out what you’ve learnt with our growing community of native speakers.
Start learning Japanese now!

It’s really easy to start learning Japanese:
1. Go to ‘Add a new language‘ in your course menu.
2. Add ‘Japanese‘ to the languages you learn.
3. Click on the new Japanese tree in your garden to start learning.

Premium MembersPremium Member have all the usual benefits, such as PDFs, podcasts, voice recording exercises and much more. Not a Premium MemberPremium Member yet? Use our 15% new year discount to upgrade to Premium now!

Learn Japanese

And if you’re a native Japanese speaker, you can now use busuu.com in Kanji! Just go to your settings page to change the interface language to Japanese.

Short explanation for non-natives:
The modern Japanese script is called Kanji, it’s a logographic form of writing, meaning that it does not use letters but symbols that represent ideas and concepts. Each Kanji has a specific meaning.

We’re excited to start 2012 with the launch of Japanese. That means we now offer 11 languages in total! Are you as excited as us? Start learning now and upgrade to PremiumPremium Member with our 15% new year discount to learn even faster!

Check out our new review types!

At busuu.com we are constantly working to improve your learning process and to make language learning more interesting and efficient for you. The review at the end of each unit is an important evaluation exercise, allowing you to see how much you have learned from our learning units. During this review you can test your vocabulary, syntax, writing skills, listening and reading comprehension. In order to make the review a bit more difficult but also more fun, we have added three new types of exercises.

The examples below are for English speakers learning Spanish. Of course the test is available for all languages offered on busuu.com. With us you can practice your Italian vocabulary, German syntax, Turkish writing skills, English listening comprehension, Russian reading comprehension etc…

Check out the new review types:

1 . New vocabulary exercise
You will see the vocabulary in your own language without images nor sounds (just showing the busuu.com logo). Then you have to choose the corresponding translation in the language you are learning. This exercise type is an adapted version of our existing vocabulary training exercises. It trains you to recognize words and syntaxes in the language that you are learning, without the help of images or sounds.

Vocabulary review


2. New syntax exercise
You will see an image and several words which you have to put into the right order to describe the image. Click on the words and drop them in the box below to form a correct sentence. If you want a clue, just click on the sentence at the bottom of the exercise to see a translation in your language.

Syntax exercise


3.New writing exercise
You will see an image and several letters which you have to put into the right order to spell out the word which is shown by the image. Drag and drop the letters in the box below to form the correct word. If you want a clue, just click on the sentence at the bottom of the exercise to see the word in your language.

Writing exercise


If you are a Premium User you are also able to customize your review by selecting the type of review exercises which most fits your needs. Just go to our customized review – there you can then add the new review exercises to your personal review test.

Have fun trying out our new review types and enjoy language learning with busuu.com! New features will be added very soon!